All posts for the month June, 2009
It’s a sad, sad day to be a Michael Jackson fan. However, it seems that in his death, we are better able to see his good side. Now is a good time to remember Thriller and the Moonwalk, but not this travesty.
That’s right. Michael Jackson had a video game for the Sega Genesis. I had a chance to play it at one time. Let me tell you that it sucked far more than Dracula. Everything from the jumping mechanics to the melee combat didn’t sit right, much like the Jackson’s rumored relations with children. Speaking of children, the goal of the game is to rescue such youthful organisms. Looking back at it, they were probably better off with the gang that kidnapped them.
Although in the face of his death, writing typical Michael Jackson jokes like I just did feels somehow wrong. Maybe I’m just very sensitive, or maybe I’m on to something. Jackson didn’t live an easy life. From his father’s constant abuse to bombardment from the media, it isn’t easy being one of the best musicians in the history of American pop culture.
It seems that with each passing month, the prices of video games go up. Back when GameStop sold everything from the NES on, cost was not a problem. now that the physical cartridges are becoming rarer, inflation is beginning to occur.
I thought that we were in a recession. If so, why are people hoarding games for $15+ when you can easily download them legally for $5-$10 on Nintendo’s own Virtual Console. It just doesn’t make sense. I wish that people would stop getting carried away with their spending and start bidding up to only what the game is worth. How else is a sensible person like me supposed to compete within reason?